Canadian Eatables Limited soda bottle - Toronto Ontario

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i noticed this bottle on ebay , hadn't seen it before at least don't recall ever seeing it . plain looking bottle but kind of an odd name for a soda bottle " Canadian Eatables Limited " , not listed in the bottler directories but is mentioned in a toronto bottle book and referred to as very scarce .

not sure how or why they came up with the name canadian eatables limited for a soda company , would seem to date from 1910's era , very little info on this bottle so i don't know much else about it

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Interesting, never heard of that one before. I'm guessing that the name Eatables was used because they also produced candy or something similar.
 

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Interesting, never heard of that one before. I'm guessing that the name Eatables was used because they also produced candy or something similar.

must of made something else , might explain why there not listed in the bottle directory , they were listed as doing something else not related to bottling so wasn't any reason to include them in list of bottlers
 

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Mostly focused on canned meat products. Presumably such bottles were for meat extracts, gravies, etc.
 

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Mostly focused on canned meat products. Presumably such bottles were for meat extracts, gravies, etc.
I was looking online for information on Canadian Eatables, do you know if there's any indication that the meat-packing company was ever actually in operation? Everything I can find about them suggests that the company was essentially a scam to sell fraudulent stocks, and I can't find any records of it existing after 1910 when the owners were imprisoned. I wonder if there could have been another company called Canadian Eatables which was unrelated to the meatpacking one. It seems odd for a meatpacking company to have purchased what certainly appears to be thick glass soda bottles to sell non-carbonated products in.
 

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I post my best information on FB bottle groups. Not odd at all for a crown cap "soda water" bottle to be used for non-soda water applications. Think of all those Canadian ketchups and maple syrups. The firm was set up as a scam by known scam artists, despite one of them being a former postmaster.
 

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